Seven All Together Went Down
In April 1927, after more than a month of rain, the Mississippi River overflowed its banks in a flood which inundated more than 16 million acres of land in seven states, destroyed 40,000 buildings, washed away over $100 million in crops, and claimed between 250 and 500 lives. Herman Caillouet, an Army Corps of Engineers employee, used his twenty-two-foot boat to rescue 175 people stranded by the rising waters. Here Caillouet tells of his futile attempt to rescue a family of seven.
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